I ordered all of these directly from the Milk Makeup site. If you want to try Milk, their site is the way to go because you can save 15% off your fist order by signing up for their email list, plus, you get all sorts of free samples and cool stuff with your order!
See that sick holographic wallet? Yeah, that was free and I swear I’ve gotten more compliments on that than anything else I’ve purchased lately.
Ltd. Edition Triple Threat Eye, $30
This was a great value and the perfect way for me to try 3 of Milk’s eye products. Definitely look into their sets for trying out an assortment of products for a good price.
Eye Pigment in Silent Disco and Gig
I’m always looking for a truly great cream shadow. I haven’t really loved many. Some are too sticky, many crease, some are too thin and lacking pigment.
The Milk Makeup Eye Pigment doesn’t crease and seems to wear great, as long you don’t use too much. It feels a little sticky at first so make sure you let it dry. I wore Gig to many gigs…at Lollapalooza. I walked, danced, sweat, got sprayed with water and danced some more and I wasn’t at all bummed with how this held up!
I applied this with my fingers, using a tapping motion. A brush would be fine as long as it’s stiff and synthetic, like a concealer brush.
Gig is a warm, champagne gold that is especially great on blue or green eyes and Silent Disco is a deep, plum brown that I actually like using as a liner. I’m wearing both in the opening shot of this vlog video.
This is a drier mascara formula and I think that’s what makes it easy to work with. The brush reminds me a lot of a mascara I loved from Eyeko that is no longer available. The name comes from the ingredient, ubame oak charcoal. It also contains sapphire dust-ooh fancy!
The Ubame Mascara gives your lashes a nice, clump-free, natural look. I prefer it to KUSH actually. It’s just easier to work with in general and doesn’t seem to smudge as badly. I vote Ubame over KUSH if your’e getting a Milk Mascara but that’s just me.
Gel Brow in Pilsner
This is a softer brow pencil, which isn’t the best when you need to create precise brow hair like strokes. It warms up easily and can deposit too much product. I can make it work ok but it’s definitely not my new favorite brow product due to it’s sorta-sticky, too soft texture.
- They’ve added a few lighter shades since I ordered but the shade Light the only yellow undertone that appeared light enough yet was far too dark for me to use on my under eye area.
- The concealer appeared dry and broke away strangely throughout the day. I didn’t find it flexible or hydrating at all.
- The wiper constantly detaches and too much product bubbles out as a result.
So what’s the happy ending? When I let Milk know about the packaging and shade issues I had, they refunded my money and told me to keep the concealer. I was able to use it as a foundation instead and found I actually really like it for that!
As a result, I’d like to try their Blur Liquid Matte Foundation. I got a sample in my order and found that Golden Light is a great match.
What I Liked
Do I recommend Milk Makeup?
Not many of Milk’s products are home runs for me. I think the Eye Pigments are my favorite Milk product so far because they are fairly user friendly and come in a range of flattering shades.
If we’re being upfront, which we are, I’ve been more disappointed by Milk products than impressed.